The Waste RDI Roadmap aims to support skills development at a post-graduate level, through various instruments such as dedicated Masters and PhD scholarships, open and targeted grant calls, and SARChI Research Chairs.
Funding may also be made available to support post-graduate students undertaking one of the new post-graduate degrees in solid waste management, such as the MScEng Waste and Resource Management degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal or the Masters in Environmental Management degree: Specialization Waste Management at North-West University.
Current Scholarship Calls
Previous Scholarship Calls
» Masters and Doctoral Scholarship 2017 Call (Closed 5 September 2016)
» Masters and Doctoral Scholarship 2017 Application Form (Closed 5 September 2016)
In addition, students are invited to explore other student funding opportunities such as the National Research Foundation.
The Roadmap also aims to support workplace experience through internships. Depending on the availability of funding, internships in waste management, hosted by Government, Science Councils, Research Institutions, Industry and Private Companies, may be made available.
Current Internship Calls
The Roadmap also works closely with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) who manages the Department of Science and Innovation-funded Internship Programme. For more information on this internship and possible opportunities visit the HSRC Internship Programme website.